Go beyond the resume

We know that most senior hiring starts with a vision, not a need.

Sometimes it takes experience to find experience. Our ability to deliver on your leadership recruitment needs lies in our trusted networks and proven search methodology.

Your next leader isn’t applying on job boards, they’re often discrete, off the radar and harder to engage. That’s where our Search Team comes in. They’re the most connected in the country – ready to deliver on the challenge.

Onset’s approach

Our philosophy for building the ultimate leadership team

Our consultants work across many market specialisations including, Product, Engineering, Data, Cloud and Information Security.

We’ll get to know your needs, vision and understand what your ideal leader might look like. Whether you know exactly what you want or if you’re still working that out – we can help.

Working with us on a senior assignment not only guarantees you’ll be satisfied with the outcome, but will also provide you with invaluable market insights to help position your business for the future.

Get in touch

Prefer to chat? Give us a call on 0438 706 627

Meet your secret weapon

It’s not just WHAT you know. It’s WHO you know.

With executive recruitment, establishing lasting connections is crucial. It can take a serious amount of energy and experience to find the right fit for your leadership. Sean, Dan & Priya lead executive recruitment for precisely this reason.

Sean is a Founder at the Onset and has been in the Australian recruitment industry for 20 years. He’s experienced the growth of the tech startup sector and seen the demand for specialist engineering skills skyrocket. Today, Sean leads executive hiring across Product and Engineering.

Priya started her career in one of the most demanding markets for executive recruitment, Silicon Valley. She worked with VC-backed growth-stage startups and innovative Fortune100 companies. Priya brings valuable experience and insights from the global startup community to Sydney.

For over 20 years Dan has delivered results in demanding, candidate short markets. Dan’s recruited across Australia, Asia Pacific, UK and North American markets and has a strong network of senior leaders across industries globally.

Check out our recent executive hires
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FluidIntel
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Chief Technology Officer
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Mable
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Chief Marketing Officer
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Qwilr
position
Head of Engineering
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Rezdy
position
Chief Technology Officer
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Campaign Monitor
position
Director of Product
Client
Cars Guide
position
Head of Product
Client
Design Crowd
position
Chief Technology Officer
Client
Shippit
position
Head of Engineering
Client
ResMed
position
Director of Engineering
Client
Macquarie Bank
position
Director of Information Security
Client
Oliver Wyman
position
Technical Lead Data Engineer - EMEA
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Douugh
position
Head of Engineering
Client
Daisee
position
Head of Engineering
Client
Alternative Media
position
Head of Engineering
Client
Hatch
position
Head of Engineering
Client
Immutable
position
Head of Engineering
Client
Rezdy
position
Head of Engineering
Client
ELMO
position
Head of Cloud and Infrastructure
What our
clients say

“We partnered with The Onset, a leading IT recruitment agency, explained the journey we were on, and asked them to sell our vision to the Sydney market in our search for high quality developers. It was important that the people we chose not only had high technical skills but were a good cultural fit and understood where oOh! was going”

Andy McQuarrie Chief Technology Officer

“…by taking time to understand our unique hiring requirements, both from the start and as our needs have evolved. At Digital Asset, we’re looking for engineers and product managers with a specialized mix of skills and industry experience, for example, a strong background in financial services, or knowledge of functional programming languages. Onset has helped us find experienced candidates who are not only highly qualified but also inspired to work with a firm like ours”

Drew Harding Senior Delivery Manager

“We partnered exclusively with The Onset to build our capability across engineering, product and design. It is rare to partner with a services provider and feel comfortable with them representing you and your brand but that is exactly what happened with The Onset. They understood what we looked for in talent, helped us nurture it and ultimately create a team that allowed us to modernise our offering and launch a second brand from the ground up.”

Jeremy Gupta Chief Technology Officer

“In addition to running the search and recruitment process they helped us to shape the role and were able to guide us through what was happening in the market and the experiences of other high growth companies.”

Rachel Debeck Chief Operating Officer
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At The Onset we believe each of us has the potential to be a leader.

Here is our guide on how you can unlock that potential and become a leader for yourself and for others.

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Having a good morning routine can help you gain control of the day, rather than letting the day control you.

We've got some tips on how you can better utilise your time and start to "win the day"! #changestartswithyou #technologyrecruitment #careerprogression #recruitmenttips #opportunites #getoutofyourcomfortzone #recruitment
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Perspective is everything! "Working From Home" or "Working Remotely"? We've got some tips to help you adopt a long-term approach when it comes to remote working.
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Change is never easy but how you adapt to change can make all the difference.

Here's what we've been doing to tackle the challenges of working remotely as a team.

Let us know if you have any questions or want to know more on remote working. Call us today on: 0438 706 627.

Watch this space, there's more to come!

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Give a huge Onset Welcome to Mikky Hughes!

We are absolutely delighted to have Mikky join the team as our Associate Account Manager for Information Security. We can’t wait for you to meet her!

Why not get in touch to find out what opportunities are out there for you on 0419 044 837 or mikky@theonset.com.au.

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Thanks team for this morning's incredible spread!

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This morning we took a little time out to celebrate all the incredible, corageous and utterly brilliant women that make up our team!

We talked about women who inspire us, from those in the public eye, to our mothers and of course each other! It was truly inspiring!

Without our team of successful women and men there would be no Onset and so we don’t just celebrate today but everyday!

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As an equal opportunities organisation we accredit a large part of our success to our incredible team here at The Onset.

We recognise the importance that a diverse and inclusive workforce can have on our company culture, employee engagement and our overall customer experience!

For us it is more than just filling a role, we want to see our candidates grow and develop in a company that will support them on their individual journeys.
As well as providing our clients with exceptional individuals that are creative thinkers, team players and utterly committed to achieving their goals.

Following an awesome weekend we wanted to celebrate each individual coming together to form a collective team that have PRIDE in who we are and what we do!
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Say Hello to Sarah Laverty!

Sarah is our incredible Contracts Administrator and keeps everything running smoothly here at The Onset.

She has been an integral part of the Onset team from early on, playing a huge role in our back office operations - we'd be lost without her!

If you have any queries or want to know more about your next opportunity get in touch on 0438 706 627.
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Amy is the Operations Manager here at The Onset. With a focus on people & culture, Amy is a huge part of our team development and is responsible for our go-to-market voice and marketing.
Her everyday commute is on the back of her kick-ass Harley-Davidson, she has her own bespoke jewellery line and has a bunny called Thistle!

Want to know more about who we are or looking for your next recruitment opportunity? Get in touch on 0437 344 694 or amy@theonset.com.au
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Congratulations to our Raffle prize winners and a massive thank you to everyone who got involved to help support a truly worthy cause.

Alongside our raffle fundraiser the Onset team made tremendous effort to contribute in other ways.

From the office fundraiser breakfast to an afternoon of “swap shopping”, we managed to raise an incredible total of $1673.37.

All proceeds will be going to @wireswildliferescue to further support their commendable work across Australia.

If you have yet to receive your prize please contact us on 0438 706 627.
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The lovely ladies of Onset getting the last of the raffle prizes together. Only one day left to get your tickets and help support a great cause @wireswildliferescue. Check out the link in our bio to get your tickets today. ...

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We're holding a raffle next Friday to raise money for WIRES Inc to help support their amazing work to save and help animals from the bushfire crisis.
We have some awesome prizes including dinner for two at The Dining Room, hair and beauty at Esstudio Galleria PTY LTD Comedy Store gift voucher, AMBRY Design custom jewellery, Case of Wine and much much more!
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Thank you so much!! The Onset
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@shaunhenry123 helping us out by finishing the last to the Xmas chocolate! #devops #devopsengineer #devopslife ...

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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the all the team here at The Onset!⠀
Just a heads up, our office will be closed from the 24th December to the 6th January. ⠀
We can’t wait to see you in the New Year!⠀
P.s. If any of your presents go missing on Christmas Eve… you can blame Sean!
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Prefer to chat? Give us a call on 0438 706 627